US History Timeline

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In History
  • The American Revolution

    The American Revolution
    The American Revolution was a revolt from the American colonies against those colonies of the British. This revolution took place between the years of 1765 to 1783. This revolution ended in the American colonies gaining their independence from the British.
  • The Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration was adopted by the Continental Congress and Americans cut their political ties with Britain to become independent. It states the reasons that the colonists wanted to gain their independence. By declaring themselves independent, the American colonists were able to create an alliance with the French government.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    The Louisiana purchase was a deal over land that went down between the United States and France. The United States bought this land containing around 827,000 square miles. France sold this piece of land to the United states for only 15 million dollars which at the time was a whole lot of money.
  • Invention of the First Telephone

    Invention of the First Telephone
    Bell was asked by a group of investors to help perfect the harmonic telegraph. He was more interested in developing a voice-transmitting device. Once he was done, the Telephone patent was awarded to him and three days later, he made his first successful telephone call to his assistant, Thomas Watson.
  • Invention of the Light bulb

    Invention of the Light bulb
    Till this day, it is still not clear who exactly invented the light bulb due to the lack of evidence by everyone who has tried to figure it out. Even though this is still not clear, it is said that the main people involved in inventing the light bulb was either Thomas Edison, Joseph Swan, and Hiram Maxim. The year that the light bulb was invented was 1879, yet the exact month is still not clear.
  • The Great Migration

    The Great Migration
    The Great Migration was the relocation of more than 6 million African Americans. African Americans relocated from the rural south to the urban cities of the north, Midwest, and west. This displacement took from 1916-1970. African Americans were driven from their homes y displeasing economic opportunities and horrific segregation laws.
  • World War 1

    World War 1
    The United States joined Britain and France to fight in World War 1. More than 2 million U.S. soldiers fought under Major General John J. Pershing. Many Americans were against the U.S. joining the war. One of the reasons why the U.S. joined was because 128 Americans were killed after the Germans sunk the Lusitania.
  • World War 1

    World War 1
    The war opened up trade opportunities for the U.S. and they took advantage. The Americans got involved in the war after the Lusitania was sunk which killed 128 American people. World War 1 also gave women the right to vote because they were a crucial part in the war. This war also led to the ban of the sale and transport of alcohol because the soldiers weren’t allowed to drink and performed exceptionally well.
  • The Treaty of Versailles

    The Treaty of Versailles
    This treaty was a contract like document which was made due to Germany losing World War 1. This treaty was made by the victorious powers including United States, Great Britain, and France. The treaty was used to impose disciplinary rules having to do with territory, military as well as economic provisions.
  • Manhattan Project

    Manhattan Project
    The Manhattan project was basically a research as well as development that took place during World War 2. This project eventually created the first functional nuclear weapons here in the United States. This project was conducted by the United States and had the support of the United Kingdom as well as the support from Canada.
  • World War 2

    World War 2
    World War II started in 1939 when Germany invaded Poland. Great Britain and France responded by declaring war on Germany. The war in Europe ended with Germany's surrender on May 7, 1945. This war brought many unnecessary deaths to many soldiers who fought in this war who came from the U.S. Also, during this era the United States advanced a whole lot in its technological areas such as them invention the atomic bomb.
  • The North Atlantic Treaty Is Signed

    The North Atlantic Treaty Is Signed
    It was created by the United States, Canada, and Western European countries to provide security against the Soviet Union. The United States believed that aiding European countries would help prevent the spread of communism. This pact was intended to prevent Soviet aggression on weak Western European countries.
  • Moon Landing

    Moon Landing
    The first space flight that ever landed two people successfully on the moon was called the Apollo 11. This first landing of 2 humans on the moon occurred in the year of 1969. This impacted the United States due to the people on Apollo 11 being the first humans to ever walk on the moon after many years of research.
  • The Birth Control Pill Is Approved

    The Birth Control Pill Is Approved
    A gynecologist from Harvard College did clinical tests of the pill, which included synthetic progesterone and estrogen to prevent ovulation in women. The FDA approves the first birth control pill Enovid-10. This gave American women greater reproductive freedom.
  • Death of John F. Kennedy

    Death of John F. Kennedy
    The 35th president of the U.S., John F. Kennedy, was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. He was riding in a presidential motorcade with his wife Jacqueline, Texas Governor John Connally, and his wife Nellie. He was shot by a former U.S. Marine Lee Harvey Oswald, who was arrested 70 minutes after the initial shooting.
  • Howard Smith Amends the Civil Rights Act

    Howard Smith Amends the Civil Rights Act
    Howard Smith, a representative from Virginia, was not in favor of civil rights. Smith had a real feeling of kindness for the black people he knew, but did not respect the race. He tried many times to defeat the bill, but it just created more expansion for the bill to pass,
  • Civil Rights of 1964

    Civil Rights of 1964
    Ended segregation in public places and banned employment discrimination. This act was opposed by the South, but President Lyndon B. Johnson was able to pass it. This act was later expanded and gave Africans Americans more rights such as the right to vote. This act also did not allow federal funds to be used for any discriminatory program.
  • The Immigration and Nationality Act Signed

    The Immigration and Nationality Act Signed
    Also known as the Hart-Celler Act it replaced an earlier quota system. This would greatly change the demographic makeup of the American population. This was caused because more immigrants were coming from other places instead of Europe. This was passed because John F. Kennedy did not like the quota system in place at the time.
  • Assassination of Martin Luther King

    Assassination of Martin Luther King
    The assassination of Martin Luther King took place in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968, in front of the hotel he was staying in. The death of this worldwide known African American spokesman really shocked everybody in the United States, especially the people who disliked colored people. This assassination helped push the cause of the African Americans and speed up the process of colored people gaining equal rights.
  • 9/11

    On September 11, 2001, 4 planes were high jacked by Al Qaeda terrorists in the United states. Two of those planes were crashed one each into the twin towers in New York City. The third plane crashed in the pentagon located in Washington, D.C. killing everyone on board and nearly 3,000 people on the ground. The fourth plane was crashed into a Pennsylvania field killing everyone on board. This impacted the U.S. in our awareness of terrorists attacks.